Meaning of CARBON in English

CARBON

car ‧ bon /ˈkɑːbən $ ˈkɑːr-/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1700-1800 ; Language: French ; Origin: carbone , from Latin carbo 'burning coal, charcoal' ]

1 . [uncountable] a chemical substance that exists in a pure form as diamonds, ↑ graphite etc, or in an impure form as coal, petrol etc. It is a chemical ↑ element : symbol C

2 . [uncountable and countable] ↑ carbon paper

3 . [countable] a ↑ carbon copy (1)

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